Lionel Messi

Why Barcelona and Man Utd have Europe's best academies

One-Minute Read Wed 29 Oct, AT 13:50

Arsenal lag behind Euro rivals after producing half as many top-flight footballers as Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo a shoo-in as Suarez and Ribery left out

One-Minute Read Tue 28 Oct, AT 11:17

Spain and Germany dominate shortlist with no English or Italian players and Ronaldo odds-on to win

Football boots, World Cup

Nike and Adidas launch knitted football boots for World Cup

One-Minute Read Thu 27 Feb, AT 14:02

Stars like Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta are set to launch a footwear revolution this summer

Iniesta and Pirlo put Man Utd, Arsenal and others on alert

Transfer Talk Wed 25 Sep, AT 12:20

Spanish star unhappy with £200k-a-week Barcelona deal, Juventus could jettison Italian ace

Does Bayern Munich's rout of Barcelona signal the end of an era?

Talking Point Wed 24 Apr, AT 12:19

The team that Pep Guardiola built has been dismantled by the one he will inherit next season

Lionel Messi saves 'dependent' Barcelona from European exit

Match Report Thu 11 Apr, AT 11:43

Unfit Argentine comes off the bench and sparks debate over the team’s reliance on their star man

Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi voted world’s best player yet again

First Post Tue 8 Jan, AT 09:21

Barca failed to win Champions League or Spanish league last year – but still Messi was breathtaking

Cristian Tello

Arsenal may land Tello as Song and Van Persie head for exit

Transfer Talk Thu 9 Aug, AT 07:16

Cameroon midfielder's departure from Emirates looks more certain than Dutch striker's

Spain celebrate after beating Italy in the Euro 2012 final

Spain shake off 'boring' tag as Mario Balotelli is left in tears

Talking Point Mon 2 Jul, AT 10:05

Xavi and Iniesta power Spain to yet more glory as La Roja save their best for the final

Spain destroy Irelend

Spain destroy Ireland in Euro 2012 show of strength

Match Report Fri 15 Jun, AT 08:06

Spain show why they are reigning world and European champions in 4-0 demolition

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